We haven’t been able to watch the National Finals Rodeo going on down in the States but for those of you that wish they could see the barrel racing at least, barrelracerwannabe.blogspot.com is posting the daily results plus a Youtube clip. Thankheavens!
I really admire barrelracers in general, what an ambitious bunch. If you want to see a really good looking, athletic horse then find 3 barrels and someone running around them and that will be the horse you wish you could buy, me anyway. And they always seem to be up on the latest technology, the latest veternary medical info, feed info, any kind of info, anything that will give them that 1/100th of a second advantage.
When I was very young I thought that’s what I wanted to be because that’s just what girls did: they were pretty, flashy dressed, and on good looking, fast horses. I started roping and that was the end of that but one of our girls still has the dream.
We hauled her around when she was a Junior, mostly on an old blue roan horse that she had to share with her dad, later a couple of different horses.
A lot of the girls she used to compete with then are in the pro circuit now. She never quite had the backing to make it there but she’s backing herself now and I learn lots from her. We help out what little we can but when she gets to the NFR, and I have no doubt she will, it will be all the years of her own hard work that gets her there.
So here’s to barrel racers in general and one in specific:
May you all ride fast horses to your dream!